Idol Maroon Out Planned if Castro Makes Top Three

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If Jason Castro makes it to the final three of American Idol, a huge welcome will await him in Aggieland.

A Maroon Out would be held Thursday at 7 p.m. the Williams Administration Building if the Aggie earns enough votes to make it to the next round. Castro would perform at the event, according to university officials.

His next songs come Tuesday night on American Idol, with the votes being announced Wednesday.

Castro is one of four remaining contestants on the show, along with David Cook, Syesha Mercado and David Archuletta. This week's performances will be rock and roll hits.

The following is the press release from Texas A&M University concerning the possible American Idol Maroon Out:

COLLEGE STATION, May 5, 2008 -- Aggieland could become an "American Idol" outpost Thursday (May 8), resulting in an "American Idol Maroon Out," with millions of fans of the widely viewed FOX program tuned in. If Texas A&M University architecture student Jason Castro is selected as one of the three finalists Wednesday evening in the telecast of the hotly contested musical talent competition.

As legions of loyal fans of the "American Idol" television show know, producers of the program tape segments at the hometowns of those contestants selected as the three finalists. If Castro should be one of those finalists, Texas A&M would share "hometown" billing with Rockwall, the Dallas-area town he calls home when not in Aggieland. Castro will be performing live and FOX would tape the ?American Idol Maroon Out? from the east steps of the Jack K. Williams Administration Building, the stately structure at the main entrance to the university, beginning at 7 p.m. (CST) Thursday. Fans are encouraged to attend.

In a show of support for Castro, a "Vote Jason Home" podcast is available on Texas A&M on iTunes U by clicking here: